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Michael Lister

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in Tallahassee, Florida, The United States



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New York Times bestselling and award-winning novelist Michael Lister is a native Floridian best known for his literary suspense thrillers as well as his two ongoing mystery series, the prison chaplain John Jordan "Blood" series and the hard-boiled, 1940s noir Jimmy "Soldier" Riley Series, and the post-apocalypic suspense thriller Cataclysmos.

Visit www.michaellister.com for more information, or follow his youtube channel - Writing and Life at https://www.youtube.com/user/MichaelL...

The Florida Book Review says that "Vintage Michael Lister is poetic prose, exquisitely set scenes, characters who are damaged and faulty" and Michael Koryta says, “If you like crime writing with depth, suspense, and sterling prose, you should be reading Michael Li

Solve a True Crime Case with Mystery Writer Michael Lister 

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Mystery writer Michael Lister is inviting his readers and fans of true crime to investigate a real-life suspicious death case alongside him.

The intriguing case is the basis for the latest novel in his long-running mystery series.

“Many of my John Jordan mystery thrillers have been inspired by baffling true crime cases, and my forthcoming novel, “Beneath a Blood-Red Sky," is one of

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Innocent Blood (John Jordan...

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“ventually Kathryn joined me by the lake with a blanket and picnic basket and entreated me to come away with her into the woods. Through her words and desire I could feel the pull of the divine and hear in her words the echo of the Song of Songs: “Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away with me. The winter is past; the spring has come. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come. Arise, come, my love, my beautiful one, come with me.”
Michael Lister, Six John Jordan Mysteries

“What else?”“I don’t know,” she said, frustration eating at the edge of her words. “Do you want me to say that I woke up a few mornings with my panties twisted and a funny feeling in my vagina? Maybe I did. I’m just not sure, but if I did, my panties get twisted up all the time when I sleep— I’m a tosser and turner. And as far as funny feelings in my private parts, well, that happens from time to time, too, and it’s never resulted in pregnancy before.”
Michael Lister, Six John Jordan Mysteries

“All the talent in the world can’t make up for attitude,” he said. “But attitude go a long way in making up for talent.”
Michael Lister, Six John Jordan Mysteries

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